Shares of Southwestern Energy Co. (NYSE:SWN) dropped 4% on Tuesday . The stock traded as low as $13.44 and last traded at $13.56, with a volume of 5,732,467 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $14.12.

SWN has been the topic of several recent analyst reports. Nomura reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $13.00 price target on shares of Southwestern Energy in a report on Tuesday, July 5th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. upgraded shares of Southwestern Energy from an “underweight” rating to a “neutral” rating and lifted their price target for the company from $12.00 to $14.00 in a report on Friday, July 22nd. Vetr upgraded shares of Southwestern Energy from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $14.64 price target on the stock in a report on Monday, June 27th. KLR Group lifted their price target on shares of Southwestern Energy from $13.00 to $14.00 and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, June 13th. Finally, Stephens upgraded shares of Southwestern Energy from an “underweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating in a report on Friday, July 22nd. Five equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, twenty-two have issued a hold rating, five have given a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the stock. Southwestern Energy presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $12.40.

The firm’s market capitalization is $5.20 billion. The firm has a 50-day moving average of $13.51 and a 200-day moving average of $10.97.

Southwestern Energy (NYSE:SWN) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Friday, July 22nd. The energy company reported ($0.09) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of ($0.10) by $0.01. The firm earned $522 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $517.49 million. Analysts anticipate that Southwestern Energy Co. will post $0.07 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Other hedge funds and institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the company. State of Tennessee Treasury Department boosted its position in shares of Southwestern Energy by 137.3% in the fourth quarter. State of Tennessee Treasury Department now owns 10,906,067 shares of the energy company’s stock valued at $77,542,000 after buying an additional 6,310,094 shares during the last quarter. Andra AP fonden boosted its position in shares of Southwestern Energy by 326.9% in the fourth quarter. Andra AP fonden now owns 206,600 shares of the energy company’s stock valued at $1,469,000 after buying an additional 158,200 shares during the last quarter. Schroder Investment Management Group boosted its position in shares of Southwestern Energy by 31.0% in the fourth quarter. Schroder Investment Management Group now owns 2,004,593 shares of the energy company’s stock valued at $14,252,000 after buying an additional 474,815 shares during the last quarter. Bank of Montreal Can boosted its position in shares of Southwestern Energy by 277.9% in the fourth quarter. Bank of Montreal Can now owns 226,993 shares of the energy company’s stock valued at $1,614,000 after buying an additional 166,920 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Russell Frank Co boosted its position in shares of Southwestern Energy by 193.7% in the fourth quarter. Russell Frank Co now owns 320,011 shares of the energy company’s stock valued at $2,020,000 after buying an additional 211,053 shares during the last quarter.

Southwestern Energy Company is an independent energy company engaged in natural gas and oil exploration, development and production. The Company operates through two segments: Exploration and Production (E&P) and Midstream Services. Its operations are focused on the development of unconventional natural gas reservoirs located in Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Arkansas.

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